SUNDAY 15TH SEPT., 2019
WORD FOCUS: HUNGRY FOR MORE
TEXT: Ephesians 5:18 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is
excess; but be filled with the Spirit;..”
When God tell us in Ephesians 5 to be filled with the Spirit, He sure didn’t mean a little dab will do for you. It is not an instruction to seek a goose-bump touch from God once in a while. It is not only praying in the Spirit on special occasion or in moments of crisis, No! This scripture is talking about a lifestyle of being filled to the brim and overflowing with the Spirit of God on a day-to-day basis. Jesus said in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”. No wonder this is true. Whatever we have an appetite for is what we’ll be filled with, so if you hunger and thirst for more of God, then more of God will fill us.
Quite honestly, sometimes you must retrain your appetite to be hungry for the right foods. You retrain your natural appetite to eat vegetables and salads instead of cookies and junk foods. Likewise, you must retrain your spiritual appetite to be hungry for God. If you’re hungry for more of God, in fact, you’re on your way to changing your appetite. How do you retrain your appetite to be hungry for the things of God? Sow your time towards spiritual things and you will reap spiritual growth. Galatians 5:16, says, “…Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”. Well, you might think, walking in Spirit sounds like a dream too big to attain’. But it is possible to walk in the Spirit because God would not instruct you to do something that was not possible. Decide now that God’s word is true, you can do it.
Now is time to practice it. Spend time sowing to the spirit. Devour the word. Pray, listen to faith-filled messages, listen to anointed Christian music, worship. Mediate. And don’t stop. You fill your natural body with food until hunger pangs go away; now fill yourself with the Word and the Spirit until you’re just as satisfied. Take a few minutes to jot down how satisfying it is to be full of the Word and the Spirit.
MEDITATION: Psalms 119:97-106
STUDY THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
JN 18:1-18; 2CHRO 26; PS 83
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